The International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE) is a unique worldwide, independent and professional association of individuals and organisations committed to improving the health and wellbeing of the people through education, community action and the development of healthy public policy.


The vision of the IUHPE is a world where all people achieve optimum health and wellbeing.


The values critical to the achievement of this vision include:

  • Respect for the innate dignity of all people; for cultural identity; for cultural diversity; and for natural resources and the environment;
  • Inclusion and involvement of people in making the decisions that shape their lives and impact upon their health and wellbeing;
  • Equity in health, social and economic outcomes for all people;
  • Accountability and transparency – within governments, organisations and communities;
  • Sustainability;
  • Social justice for all people; and
  • Compassion and empowerment.


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The IUHPE’s mission is to promote global health and wellbeing and to contribute to the achievement of equity in health between and within countries of the world.

The IUHPE fulfills its mission by building and operating an independent, global, professional network of people and institutions to encourage the free exchange of ideas, knowledge, know-how, experiences, and the development of relevant collaborative projects, both at global and regional levels. 


New mailing address

The IUHPE has moved its headquarters! Please address all future correspondence to the following address:   International Union for Health Promotion and Education c/o Santé publique France 12 rue du...

IUHPE Work Plan

The Executive Board of the International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE) proposes a work plan for the period 2017-2019. Please read here A Spanish version is available here....